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Local News

  • Raising patriotism: DAR donates flag to library

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 4 at the Owen County Public Library in the activities room.
    Peggy Trinkle, Chapter Regent presented a program on the Great and Binding Law of the  Iroquios Nation and its influence to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Letter to the editor: Follow the guidelines for better postal service

    As you may be aware, the postal service has automated the process of sorting and preparing mail for delivery. Our sophisticated machinery can now read written and printed words, enabling us to sort mail in the sequence of our post office section.
    Mail that does not contain a post office box number is usually rejected or incorrectly sorted, causing delays.
    In some cases, mail cannot be correctly identified to a particular box because we do not keep listings of customers by street address.

  • Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21

    Volunteers will be out in force this week to “fall sweep” Owen County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.
    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. For 25 years they have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • I.C.E. “In Case of Emergency”

    ICE or “in case of emergency” is an effort that will save lives and provide prompt necessary medical care to persons in emergency medical circumstances. It can provide emergency personnel that the medical health information about the person, such as blood type and current medications which could be stored under the ICE entry.  An ICE program can be implemented with little or no cost to residents, local governments or businesses.  

  • Farm agency reminds producers of deadlines for DCP program

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director SED John W. McCauley reminds producers of two important direct and counter-cyclical program deadlines this month.
    Producers who have either not yet enrolled in DCP or have not yet signed their DCP contracts must do so by close of business Sept.16. Contracts filed after this date will be elevated from the county office to the state office and will require State Committee action.

  • Helping hand at 60th reunion

    Shirley Coleman, a resident of Owenton Center, attended her 60th high school reunion from Simon Kenton Sept. 7.  She was escorted by Owenton Center Director of Nursing Carol Seniours and Owenton Center Scheduler Kim King.

  • James family reunites at Gen. Butler State Resort Park

    The James reunion was held Sept. 1 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. Attendance showed a slight decrease from last year.
    Following a wonderful day of fellowship and delicious food, everyone departed looking forward to next year at the same time.

  • Farmer Reese Holbert family comes together for dinner

    The descendants of Farmer Reese Holbert met at the Owen County Extension Center for their annual reunion on Sept. 15.
    All there enjoyed a beautiful day and shared a wonderful pot-luck lunch.

  • Ninety-five turn out for annual Goodrich family reunion

    The Goodrich family reunion that was held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Hide-A-Way Hills clubhouse had a really good turnout. There was 95 family members and guests in attendance.

  • 4-H News: Enjoy the perks of being a 4-H’er

    The new school year is off and going, and so is the new 4-H program year. Chances are if your young person has an interest, 4-H has a program that explores it.
    Not only does 4-H provide an opportunity for its members to try something they think they might enjoy, but 4-H’s programs are designed in a way that 4-H’ers will learn many valuable life skills in the process.